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Invitation Inspiration: Hailey

January 27, 2010

Although owning a small business can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, I must say that I absolutely LOVE my job. What I love most of all, of course, is designing new products.

One of the new designs for 2010 is called Hailey. I wanted this invite to have a girly, curvy, feminine feeling and I wanted it to be a little posh but still simple and approachable. Here’s the inspiration behind the design…

betsywhite stationery invitation inspiration

You’ll have to wait until next week to see how it turned out (teehee… such a tease, I know).

Photo Credits:
row 1: Gabriella Imperatori-Penn via {this is glamorous} | Martha Stewart Weddings
row 2: Lost Bird Found via ffffound | Elle Decoration UK via {this is glamorous} | Kam Harris via Ruffled
row 3: Dior via Vanity Fair | Aruna B. Photography

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Invitation Inspiration: A Woodland Feel

September 21, 2009

Happy Monday everyone!

I thought I would start the week off with another peek at the thought process behind the design.

When working on the Love Logo #14 suite, I knew I wanted to design an invitation with a woodland feeling…this is what I was inspired by:

invitation inspiration: a woodland feel

You’ve already seen how well the logo was used in this wedding… well this is how our Love Logo #14 invitation turned out:

Photo Credits:
row 1: My Fonts, wildlifephoto.net
row 2: Martha Stewart, Bruce M Walker via Flickr
row 3: Kirin Notebook, Joe Leavenworth

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Invitation Inspiration: Vintage Lace

August 13, 2009

Since we’re in the midst of European Wedding Week, I figured I would share the inspiration board I created for the Olivia invitation since it has a European feel. In this case, I wanted to create an elegant and classic design inspired by the delicate patterns of lace. These are the kinds of images I found inspiring:

invitation inspiration: vintage lace

The result was the Olivia wedding invitation. Here’s what it looks like:

vintage lace wedding invitation

Photo Credits:
row 1: brocantegirl on Flickr, Martha Stewart
row 2: image via Tiara Inc, Behance Network
row 3: My Fonts, decor8 on Flickr

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Invitation Inspiration: Hawaii

August 5, 2009

I am sometimes asked what inspires my invitation designs. Well, it just depends. Sometimes I get an image in my mind of what I want a design to look like, sometimes I have an idea of the ‘feeling’ I want to convey then I figure out the details once I start the design process. Sometimes it’s a font that inspires me, or a single image. Just like with planning a wedding, it’s always helpful to pull the ideas together in an inspiration board to help me focus.

A couple weeks ago, I shared some of my invitation inspiration with Leila over at Inspired by This and I figured I would do the same right here on Flights of Fancy.

When designing the Alani wedding invitation, I wanted to convey the feeling of the tropics without using an obvious island motif. I was really inspired by Hawaiian style:

invitation inspiration: hawaii

Here’s how the invitation turned out:

destination wedding invitation

Photo Credits:
row 1: Jupiter Images, floral print image via Print and Pattern
row 2: Letter “T” by Jeanie NelsonJupiter Images
row 3: Hamoa Beach image via RandomSpace